Teresa & Sam | Dellwood Barn Weddings | Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Teresa and Sam’s Dellwood Barn wedding in Grant, MN was seriously like a fairytale. I kid you not! Not only could the two of them be mistaken for Mr. & Mrs. Prince Charming (how good-looking can one couple be?!) but their decorations, details, and décor all screamed “Once Upon A Time.” 

The pair met, as many people do, as freshman in college. They were both math majors at Notre Dame and as Teresa described it, she always had a feeling about Sam but they didn’t start dating until their senior year. And as the years went on, it was clear to them both that there was something about each other.

One evening on a trip back to their alma mater to watch the Michigan vs. Notre Dame football game, Sam popped the question. Teresa knew Sam had bought a ring but didn’t expect him to ask then. She was thrilled and said yes!

Teresa and Sam are so cute together and have amazingly large hearts. Throughout the day, they stole glances and smiled at each other, held hands, and I even caught Sam giving Teresa a few forehead kisses. *Swoon* 

The nerves they both had in the morning melted away with the hot summer sun and by the start of their reception, they were as giddy and smiley as they were during their engagement session.

The whole day from start to finish was absolutely dreamlike and I can’t say “Thank you” enough to Teresa and Sam for including me in their festivities. May your future be as warm and bright as the weather on your wedding day! Congratulations!!! 

CEREMONY VENUE: St. Mary of the Lake – White Bear Lake
RECEPTION VENUE: Dellwood Barn Weddings
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Baker Photography
FLORIST: Pristine Floral 
CAKE ARTIST: Perfect Day Cakes
BAND/DJ: Sound Wave Entertainment
TUXES: Jos. A. Bank
OFFICIANT: David Lester (Teresa’s uncle)
BRIDAL GOWN: The Princess Bridal
TRANSPORTATION: Stillwater Trolley

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